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Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church

Eva, Morgan County, Alabama

Sunday, September 23, 2007

The annual singing held at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday in September was called to order at 9:45 a.m. by J.L. Hopper leading 138b, 138t, and 187. The morning prayer was offered by Bud Oliver.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—J.L. Hopper; Vice Chairman—Arvid Holmes; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Committee—Jonathon Thompson and Brandon Thompson.

Leaders: J.L. Hopper 275t; Arvid Holmes 460; Judy Caudle 57, 78; Jonathon Thompson 127, 84; Delone Cobbs 31b, 33b; Milford Cobbs 405, 381; Brandon Thompson 30b, 39b; Nancy Thompson 119, 124; Lomax Ballinger and Malik Williams 168, 128, 32t.


The class was brought back to order by Milford Cobbs leading 75. Leaders: Shane Wootten 40, 313t; Bridgett Hill 82t, 277; Ed Thacker 450, 528; Susan Holmes 49b, 441; Bud Oliver 73t, 42; Jennifer Allred 81t, 178; Henry Johnson 375, 77t; Carol Newman 448b, 137.


The afternoon session was called to order by J.L. Hopper leading 198. Robert Walker led 34b and 99.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Judy Caudle leading 564 in memory of the deceased and in honor of the sick and shut-ins.

The deceased remembered were Bobbie Moore, Elder William Copeland, Marie Guthrie, LaRue Allen, B.J. Harris, Wilton Donaldson, Herby Bailey, and Minja Lausevic.

The sick and shut-ins named were Milton Oliver, Pauline Oliver, S.T. Reed, Lessie Dean Reed, Omalean Hopper, and Flossie Holmes. The memorial was closed with prayer offered by Elder Daniel Hopper.

Leaders: Donna Wootten 74b, 88t; J.C. Rutledge 63, 68b; Eloise Wootten 108t, 171; Sonja Sipe and Garrett Sipe 274t, 36b; Glenda Hopper 88b, 120; Wilda Holmes 501 (CB); Dan Hopper 479, 240; Robert Walker 480; Henry Johnson 74t; Ed Thacker 71; Bridgett Hill 569b (by request); J.L. Hopper and Myra Hyatt 358.

J.L. Hopper led 209 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Milford Cobbs, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—J.L. Hopper; Vice Chairman—Arvid Holmes; Secretary—Judy Caudle